When ASTEP was asked to implement an arts institute for 35 students in Pune, India through Teach for India, we jumped at the opportunity! These inspiring students have no arts training and were selected from among hundreds of extremely low-income children to participate in four weeks of arts immersion.
ASTEP Volunteer Artist Nick Dalton joined ASTEP Founder/Executive Director Mary-Mitchell Campbell in leading music, dance and drama classes that taught artistic skills and highlighted important social issues such as health and HIV/AIDS awareness.
In addition, ASTEP conducted a series of workshops for Teach for India teachers in training, focusing on how to incorporate the arts into their curriculum. The arts not only have the power to engage children but excite them about learning — the teachers were thrilled to gain tangible tools to bolster their classroom teaching.
+ Nick Dalton with Teach for India staff and Mary-Mitchell Campbell leading a music class for the Teach For India students. +